By Daniella Peled
February 16, 2009
That old saying, "two Jews, three opinion" applies equally to Israelis, except more so. In their case, it's more like "one Israeli, two opinions".
Israelis seem to be eternally confused. They consistently support a two-state solution - yet vote in parties with little interest in bringing it about.
They favour a centrist national unity government - but 13 per cent voted for the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu.
Even the venerable Shimon Peres, tasked with selecting the person who will form the next Israeli government, seems to suffer from the same syndrome.
In a speech today in Beersheva, he said he wasn't talking to anyone about the coalition discussions - "not even with myself".